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New damage to Hawkshead bridge

Bridge damage in detail

Three months after cracks in Hawkshead Lane bridge were repaired, four new large cracks, two on each side, have appeared. The north side of the bridge parapet is also breaking away from the road again and there is damage to the brickwork and traces of paint at both corners of the bridge where traffic turns to cross it. For the full story click here.

The selection of photographs below have been heavily compressed to help the speed of download and this has affected the quality.  All were taken with a Fujifilm MX-2900 zoom digital camera on loan to this site courtesy of Fujifilm.

A large crack has appeared top left ot bottom right on the north-west side of the bridge.  - hbd1.jpg (25578 bytes) The new brickwork has also cracked top left to bottom right on the north-east side of the bridge. - hbd2.jpg (23141 bytes)

A large crack has appeared top left to bottom right on the north-west side of the bridge.

The new brickwork has also cracked top left to bottom right on the north-east side of the bridge.

A new crack from top right runs diagonally down and then horizontally to the left on the south-west side of the bridge. - hbd3.jpg (19470 bytes) A fresh crack running top left down to bottom right on the south-east side of the bridge. - hbd4.jpg (17557 bytes)

A new crack from top right runs diagonally down and then horizontally to the left on the south-west side of the bridge.

A fresh crack running top left down to bottom right on the south-east side of the bridge.

All these images have been heavily compressed to help the speed of download and this has affected the quality.  All were taken with a Fujifilm MX-2900 zoom digital camera on loan to this site courtesy of Fujifilm.

July 9, 2000

Have Your Say: What is the solution to the continued damage to Hawkshead bridge? Have Your Say.

To read the story of the recent cracking click here


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